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There is a question mark on Sauber's future

Sauber driver Felipe Nasr has confirmed that the future of the team does weigh on his mind.

But when it comes to a Formula One Grand Prix weekend, all of his and the teams focus goes on to getting a result.

“I know that everyone involved here is giving everything they can to put the team in the best position possible. The things we cannot control, we cannot get involved in. Nasr told motorsport.com.

“I'm here to drive, I love what I'm doing here. Every time I'm on track I'm giving everything I can. Of course there's a question mark on the back of the team about what's going to happen.

'As I said everybody when they come to a race weekend they are giving everything they can,”


Sauber have been known to be struggling financially for some time and it was suggested in some quarters of the paddock that the team might not even possess the financial backing to travel to China this weekend.

A report in Swedish newspaper Expressen claimed that 'Sauber are secure at least for China and Russia' due to Marcus Ericsson's backers 'who have also paid team staff'.

The report added that 'individuals connected to the Swedish companies Tetra Pak, a packaging company, and fashion brand H&M' were the ones to inject the cash into the team.

However Ericsson's manager Eje Elgh rubbished the claims: 'I have to question the credibility of the information that is grabbed completely from the air, The project of Marcus Ericsson has nothing to do with either Hennes and Mauritz or Tetra Pak.

'I cannot comment on Sauber's financial situation because I have no knowledge of it. I just know that they are working hard to solve the problems.

'The fact that the team is now in China to prepare in the best way for the weekend is proof that they are going to solve the crisis that has been around for some time.'









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Date:Thursday April 14 2016

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